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Performance: Gaylord's Brendon Gouin

Performance: Gaylord's Brendon Gouin
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Gaylord sophomore Brendon Gouin strung together four straight individual first places over the last two weeks to lead his team on a similarly stunning streak of success. From May 11-18, Gouin finished first at four straight 18-hole events, going lowest with a 68 at t...
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Vanitvelt Returns to Lead Loaded Powers

Vanitvelt Returns to Lead Loaded Powers
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Blaise Vanitvelt has been a dominant force on the golf course this season. But more importantly, the Flint Powers Catholic senior is enjoying playing with his younger brother and their friends – who are carding great scores of their own.
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3-Sport Ace Powers Thru Final Spring

3-Sport Ace Powers Thru Final Spring
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Collin Powers turned quite a few heads when, at the age of 10, he fired a hole-in-one in his first major junior golf tournament. Those who knew his golf pedigree just shook their heads and smiled.
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Top Talent Teeing Off in Upper Peninsula

Top Talent Teeing Off in Upper Peninsula
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
With golf courses like TimberStone, Greywalls and Sweetgrass already ranked among the best in Michigan, and Sage Run expected to join that list soon, Upper Peninsula golf is becoming increasingly high class. Also contributing are some quality golfers past and present. ...
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Busy Block Does it All During 3-Sport Spring

Busy Block Does it All During 3-Sport Spring
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Dawson Block has his seven varsity letters earned over the last 2½ years piled on a table in his bedroom.  They aren’t in any particular order or out for display. In fact, they’re probably the most disorganized part of an incredibly organized gu...
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Through the Years: Golf 1926/73-2015

Through the Years: Golf 1926/73-2015
Friday, July 15, 2016
Winters may keep golfers off the greens for at least a few months in Michigan. But this state certainly makes the most of its golfing weather the rest of the year, with plenty to boast from both peninsulas and the high school level included. Today's "Through the Ye...
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Performance: Lakeview's Andrew Walker

Performance: Lakeview's Andrew Walker
Monday, June 27, 2016
Battle Creek Lakeview's Andrew Walker finished his high school career June 11 with his second straight MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals championship, shooting a two-day 143 and then edging Plymouth’s Jack Boczar in a one-hole playoff at The Meadows at Grand...
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Tawas Closes with History-Making Round

Tawas Closes with History-Making Round
Saturday, June 11, 2016
It's no secret. Lansing Catholic has owned the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Golf Finals over the past decade. After the Cougars rolled to a double-digit victory over Tawas at their Regional, it looked like they were primed to capture a fourth straight Division 3 t...
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Clarkston Everest Earns 1st Finals Win

Clarkston Everest Earns 1st Finals Win
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Until Saturday, Clarkston Everest Collegiate had never won an MHSAA Finals championship in any sport during the school’s eight-year existence. That all changed during a five-hour round of golf Saturday afternoon, as its boys team lapped the field en route to capt...
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Redwings Bring Longtime Coach 1st Title

Redwings Bring Longtime Coach 1st Title
Saturday, June 11, 2016
St. Johns made its longtime boys golf coach Paul Sternburgh look like a prophet Saturday afternoon. Sternburgh, in his 36th season coaching the Redwings, had said his team would be as good as its third through fifth players played in the MHSAA Division 2 boys golf to...
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DCC Closes Perfect Spring with Repeat

DCC Closes Perfect Spring with Repeat
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Even though Detroit Catholic Central led after Friday’s first round of the Lower Peninsula Division 1 golf tournament, coach Mike Anderson knew things weren’t just right. ‘’On the drive up and during breakfast on Friday morning the guys were ve...
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Lumen Christi Lives up to Links Tradition

Lumen Christi Lives up to Links Tradition
Friday, June 10, 2016
Every city has things for which it is known. Jackson is no different. Jackson is the birthplace of the Republican Party. It claims to have originated –and perfected – the Coney Island hot dog. And Jackson is home to some really great golf.
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Cabrini's Logan To Tee Off in Finals First

Cabrini's Logan To Tee Off in Finals First
Thursday, June 9, 2016
The summer of 2015 was a season of change for Katie Logan. A senior-to-be at Allen Park Cabrini, she had played the game of golf since she was 3 years old and had been a solid player throughout high school. She’s played on the varsity golf team all four years &nd...
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Preview: Get to Know These Contenders

Preview: Get to Know These Contenders
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A sense of familiarity surrounds all four of this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Golf Finals. In Division 1, Detroit Catholic Central is the reigning champion and again looks incredibly strong, while in Division 3 Lansing Catholic has won three straight and will...
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Houghton 3-Peats, Negaunee Ace Shines

Houghton 3-Peats, Negaunee Ace Shines
Friday, June 3, 2016
With a strong golf game that can travel just about anywhere and a top three as strong as any in the Upper Peninsula, it wasn't hard to understand how Houghton secured an MHSAA Division 1 U.P. Finals three-peat Thursday at Wawonowin Country Club.
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Eichhorn, Carney-Nadeau Repeat in D3

Eichhorn, Carney-Nadeau Repeat in D3
Thursday, June 2, 2016
On Wednesday, Carney-Nadeau’s Hunter Eichhorn took the afternoon off school to play a practice round at Irish Oaks in Gladstone, where the MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 Finals would be played the next day. Last year, when Eichhorn won medalist for the second ...
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Norway's Kelly, St. Ignace Score D2 Titles

Norway's Kelly, St. Ignace Score D2 Titles
Thursday, June 2, 2016
There was considerable squirming at Oak Crest Golf Club on Thursday, and we're not even talking about the players who put on a good run for medalist honors. No, the parents of the top two contenders tried to keep their emotions in check while taking the roller coaster...
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Relaxed Approach does FHN's Schab Good

Relaxed Approach does FHN's Schab Good
Friday, May 27, 2016
Spencer Schab has a different approach to the game of golf this season. The Forest Hills Northern senior isn’t taking things as seriously as in past years. “I thought of it as, this is my senior year, it’s my last high school season, so why put...
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Self-Taught Eichhorn Launches into Elite

Self-Taught Eichhorn Launches into Elite
Friday, May 20, 2016
Hunter Eichhorn is not your typical young golfer. Instead of just pounding drives all over the course, he actually thinks his way around. The Carney-Nadeau junior, who may be the best of a young core of golfers in the Upper Peninsula, loves to "strategize" his way to ...
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Summer Swing Fuels Traverse City Hopefuls

Summer Swing Fuels Traverse City Hopefuls
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Consider this: Four Traverse City area schools have captured eight of the last 16 MHSAA Division 4 boys championships. When Todd Hursey talks about all the MHSAA Finals golf champions that have come out of the Traverse City area in recent years, he cites one common de...
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